Personal Interview with Angela Kumpe
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How does a back-woods dog groomer become one of the top creative stylists in the nation? Angela Kumpe lives in a tiny town outside Little Rock, Arkansas. In a community where the highlight is the local Dollar Store, Angela has been able to successfully build a creative styling career. It’s hard to believe, but it’s true! Even her everyday clients buy into her imaginative spirit.
In this interview, she shares a wealth of insight into how she got her start. Who’s her support team? How does she pitch her skills to the local community? Why she says, ‘Creative grooming is a license for FUN!’
In this video you will learn:
- How she brainstorms design ideas.
- Why Angela is so passionate about helping others learn creative styling.
- What design she is most proud of.
- What happens when you take a dog in full color to Times Square in New York City.
- How to get started with creative styling if you’ve never done it before.
Angela Kumpe is a world-renowned speaker, judge, retailer, author and competitor on the creative styling circuit. She is passionate about pets and innovative force in the world of creative pet styling.
Angela is a self-taught pet stylist. She has worked professionally since the mid 90’s in Little Rock, Arkansas. Recently, she closed her salon, A to focus on her mobile grooming business, Designer Dogs and teach creative pet grooming to aspiring creative pet enthusiasts.
She was fascinated the first time she saw a creative design on the cover of a Groomer to Groomer magazine. In 2001 , she entered her first creative grooming competition and been hooked ever since. She has had countless awards in creative grooming competitions around the country. She has won the Barkleigh Honors Award for Creative Groomer of the Year four times and made the coveted cover of Groomer to Groomer Magazine seven times.
Angela is a published author. In 2007 she wrote a one-of-a-kind book, ‘A Creative Collection.’ Her book helps other pet stylists master the art of creative pet styling. In 2013, she published a second book ‘The Ultimate Guide to Salon Creative’ focusing on creative styling for everyday salon settings.
On her website at A Creative Collection, Angela has products and education material to assist other creative pet professionals. Today you can find Angela and her team attending industry trade shows teaching, competing, and running A Creative Collection booth around the country.
Angela’s creative styling abilities have been featured on several national TV and news programs including; TLC’s Extreme Poodles, Animal Planets Most Extreme, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, and The Today Show. She’s also had numerous articles in newspapers and magazines including the New York Times. Angela is also featured with other creative stylists in an amazing documentary called, “Well Groomed.” The film has been featured in numerous film festivals all over the country. Recently, it was purchased by HBO and is set to air sometime in December 2019
Affordable private, hands-on classes are available in Little Rock, Arkansas. Angel also offers hands-on seminars together with creative legends, Adrian Pope and Lori Craig, around the country. To book/host a seminar, contact Angela directly.
You can find more information about creative styling, products and educational events on her website.
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